Simple8 Theatre Company

simple8 is a critically-acclaimed ensemble based theatre company who specialise in creating innovative, bold new plays that tackle big ideas using large casts – all on a shoe-string budget.


There are 6 full time members of simple8 - Mat Wandless, Emily Pennant-Rea, Christopher Doyle, Sebastian Armesto, Dudley Hinton and Hannah Emanuel - as well as a number of associates who work alongside us. The company is also supported by our board of trustees: Rupert Pennant-Rea, Genevieve Muinzer and Richard Digby-Day who joined the company when we became a registered charity in 2010.


Our company was formed in London in 2004 to create the kind of work we love – work focused on simplicity, the collective and the story. Using a variety of techniques – poor theatre, mime, live music and song, puppetry and magic – we aim to put on new plays that are fun, inventive, original and daring.

We believe we define a style of theatre that is unique in this country: large ensemble-casts creating new writing through extensive research and development, inspired by material that is rarely explored.

We want to produce simple stories, simply told.



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Alternative Company Names

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